Before you can initiate migration jobs with vCloud Director Extender, you must set up a connection to a Provider Cloud.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to Home > Inventories > vCloud Director Extender.
  2. In the Provider Clouds tab, click Add a Provider Cloud.
  3. Enter a Provider Cloud Name.
  4. Enter a Provider Cloud URL.
  5. Enter a vCD Extender Cloud Service URL and port.
  6. Enter vCD Org Admin user name and password.
  7. (Optional) You can test the connection to the Provider Cloud by clicking Test.
  8. Click Add.

    Certificates information pop-up window appears.

  9. Review the hosts certificates information and click Trust Certificates.


The new provider cloud appears in the Provider Clouds tab.

You can connect to another provider cloud, edit provider cloud details by clicking Edit a Provider Cloud or delete the provider cloud entry by clicking Delete in the Provider Clouds tab.

What to do next

You can now proceed with performing migration operations. For more information, see Initiate a Warm Migration and Initiate a Cold Migration.